Information sharing and confidentiality when working with children

Within agency working I have found that the information shared is often different to the therapeutic concept of confidentiality. It is expected that when working within an agency that other colleagues know the identity of my clients. This would not happen within my private practice. Confidentiality is explained in child friendly language to the child […] Read more »

Reading and Writing

In preparation for the up and coming 2 year Diploma in Psychotherapy for working with Children and Young People, conversion course for experienced adult psychotherapists and the 4 year Diploma in Psychotherapy for working with Children and Young People, for people who wish to have a career working with children and adults I have been […] Read more »

UKCP Children and Adolescent Psychotherapist Qualification

As a psychotherapist my registering and accrediting body is the UKCP   www.psychotherapy.org.uk and in January 2012 they launched a new specialist register for psychotherapists that work with children and adolescents. Whilst many practitioners, such as myself have qualifications and many years of experience to work with these client groups, it is the first time that there […] Read more »

Working with Anxiety Conference

Hello All Today I had the pleasure (and the pain of travelling) to Edinburgh to take part in Onlinevent’s conference, ‘Working with Anxiety’. It was a pleasure, as Edinburgh is a wonderful city, steeped in history contrasting with it’s air of vibrancy and life in the 21st century. The pain was driving for an hour […] Read more »

Cost of therapy

I was considering how clients react to the cost of therapy. My fee for a fifty minute session is £45.00 – £55.00, I generally see clients weekly. I recognise that this can often only be affordable for most client’s if they themselves work. Therefore,  I often work unsocial-able hours, including evenings and Saturdays. There is no premium for this, […] Read more »